when to consider counseling…

The counseling services offered at Evangel are tools the church uses to walk individuals and families to a place of spiritual and mental health. Some of the reasons that people seek counseling include addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, life-adjustments, sexual and physical abuse, bipolar disorder, pre-marital counseling, and relational or spiritual difficulties.

Asking for help can be difficult, but there are times when life can seem overwhelming. You may have tried all you know to do, but nothing seems to help. Sometimes the issue is personal, or you may be afraid or embarrassed to discuss it with anybody. Sometimes you just need someone to talk to in order to gain perspective.

Seeking help does not mean that you are “crazy” or abnormal. It just means you are stuck and fed up with letting whatever is bothering you continue to control your life. If you want to take steps toward the joy God intends us to share, let’s talk about it!


To increase commitment to treatment, we believe it is beneficial to charge all clients a fee. Fees are based on a family’s ability to pay and will be discussed during or before the first session. Clients are expected to pay for each session at the appointment time unless other arrangements have been made. Receipts are available on request.

Standard Session (50 minutes) Fee:
Licensed Counselor – $75.00
Graduate Intern – $50.00
Reduced rates are available for families earning less than $75,000 per year or those in financial hardship. Please call for details. We strive to make counseling affordable for all.

Contact Us

Contact our counseling staff at 816.942.1414 ext. 130 or email to inquire about counseling or to schedule an appointment. Daytime and evening appointments are available.

The Ultimate Journey

(Class times/days determined by participants’ schedules)
Is there something in your life you don’t know how to “get over” or “get past”? Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, or addiction? Have you experienced emotional, physical, or sexual abuse? Were you abandoned or wounded as a child by the actions of others?

You’re not alone.  There is hope! The Ultimate Journey will help you identify and work through your past while preparing you for a successful future.  Join a group and explore truth, discover love and walk in freedom! Email Trish Brown for more info and to sign up.

Meet our Counselors:

Jane Beery is a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God, has a BA from Open Bible College in Des Moines, IA, and earned a Master’s degree in Counseling from Mid America Nazarene University. She has been part of the Evangel staff since 2008, and has been involved in church ministry for over 30 years. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Kansas.

Veronica Meeks earned her Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS. She has also earned her certification in Play Therapy as well as certification as a Sexual Addiction Treatment Provider (SATP).  Experience as a Children’s Pastor and an oncology nurse deepened her compassion for the hurting. Her desire is to see individuals become healthier and whole and she sees counseling as a way to be of help.

Lisa Klockenga is a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of Missouri. She earned her Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from MidAmerica Nazarene University in 2013. Prior to attending MidAmerica, she earned a degree from Faith Bible College in 2011. Lisa is a member of the American Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors.  Lisa’s passion is to see the body of Christ healthy and restored through revelation of His truth.  Lisa’s desire is to see hope restored where it has been deferred.

Meagan Guerreiro is a graduate counseling intern. She is completing her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. Meagan and her husband, Miguel, are pastors at Evangel’s Archie campus. Meagan has a heart for ministry and especially enjoys working with young adults and couples to develop Christ-centered marriages.